The security forces and the police of the Syrian regime have escalated their provocations against the people, especially the owners of shops in the security areas in the cities of al-Hasaka and Qamishlo, according to the people.
The owners of the shops said that the security forces and the police of the regime imposed taxes forcibly on the people; they forced many of shop owners to close their shops, while the rest of the traders and artisans resent this situation.
Some shop owners who preferred not to be named for security reasons said that anyone who protested against such practices was threatened with expulsion from the area.
Security forces and police threaten the residents
Residents and shop owners in security areas in Qamishlo and al-Hassaka say security forces and police have formed a network of gangs to exploit people and impose taxes, these gangs have recently stepped up their pressure on parents and shop owners and threaten those who protest against these actions with expulsion from the security zone under the control of the regime forces.
The residents of the area resent actions of the security forces and the police. "Security and police forces impose taxes on the owners of shops and employees in the area and threaten all those who protest against these practices with expulsion.
Our situation is very bad, locals resent actions of the security forces and the police, there are pressures on us, they threaten us constantly, we do not know what to do, the shop owners are upset about the situation, many of them have reached bankruptcy and they have closed their shops their situation is rough and they are looking for a solution to this situation. "